BajiRav, on 24 May 2012 - 03:36, said:
Why yuk? I code in JS/HTML5 as well and it's just awful. if this was supposed to be the future then god help us. Flash does quite a few things far far better than HTML ever will. Just look at the hardware acceleration. Browsers are crashing whole machines while new Flash is lean, super fast and supports real 3D through Stage3D APIs which is fantastic.
For example.. look at this site
You will never get that performance, smoothness and fluidity in UI in HTML5. The only thing you can do to get some performance boosts is to try to draw into canvas but then you get something even worse than Flash. You get zero accessibility and usability as everything basically becomes a huge image and you still won't get results like that site.
Flash moves web forward in terms of creativity and pushing boundaries forward, while HTML5 is catching up to some of the things and really a lot of that stuff is pretty basic. It's simple as that.
I don't hate HTML5 at all btw. I think it's great that elementary web is evolving and it's has tremendous benefits (especially for a bit more complex web apps) but I think that none of that stuff is really revolutionary in any way, especially when we consider that it's really trying to emulate what Flash has been doing for a long time and in many cases doing it poorly.